DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. $1.67 in mix-a-6 at Binnyís, Dec 2011. Chocolate and coffee3 roast nose. Pillowy brown head that lingers for quite a while. Solid black color. Manages to keep a low carbonation level suited for this style. But the first sip is very harsh and astringent. Let it sit to answer some Tweets, come back to find itís mellowed a little, but still has a bitter coffee character. I just canít get behind it. Properly bitter to mark the Blackhawks season ending tonight, I guess.
rondphoto (3618) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Opaque dark brown, frothy tan head, sprays of lace. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is assertive burnt roasted malt that adds chocolate and coffee as it moves to medium, but aggressive carbonation on the swallow, followed by light bittering in a long finish. Heavy on the bitter side, right from the beginning, but, not bitter from hops. A decent brew that has a light body, and a full, powerful taste.
TheBeerBulldog (17) - Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Middle of the road stout. Pours dark with foamy tan head. Overly carbonated for my liking, gave a mouth feel of a bud light. The taste is pretty good, but nothing special. Again pretty middle of the road in my opinion. Would probably pass more as a porter than a true stout.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet, malty, chocolate, medium body, finish is a little bitter.
walleye (1091) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poAured dark brown light tan head. Aroma chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, some licorice, coffee, flavor about the same
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Kroger Athens, OH, opened 7/18/14. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized fizzy brown head. Poor head retention. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, mild hops. The taste is chocolate, roast, vanilla, dark fruits. Thin bodied. Decent.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bitter and slightly tart. Not sure if this is a bad bottle or if this is what it is supposed to taste like.
bartlebier (3209) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bought somewhere along the road in WI, 09/2013. Pours exquisitely rich coffee with rich espresso crema. Tangy aroma of liquorice and filter coffee, continued in taste, only getting more riche and chocolate-full as it warms, with a thinner liquid tobacco edge. Very well balanced, up until the dry roast finish.
mansquito (4932) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Beer Distributors, NYC 12oz ($2): Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and some fresh coffee. Taste is slightly sweet. Plenty of chocolate. Slightly oily body. Nice and sticky. I like it.
snoworsummer (4301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Tastes like bitter coffee, burnt toast, with some strong, tangy yeast flavor. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like a nutty, roasted coffee.